College Football Today
Undated (AP) _ Howard Griffith, Illinois, broke NCAA scoring records established in the 1950s when he rushed for all eight of the Illini’s touchdowns in its 56-21 victory over Southern Illinois. The eight touchdowns broke the NCAA record of seven set by Mississippi’s Arnold ″Showboat″ Boykin against Mississippi State in 1951. His 48 points bettered the mark of 43 set in 1956 when Jim Brown had six touchdowns and seven conversions for Syracuse against Colgate.
Griffith, a senior fullback, scored on runs of 5, 51, 7, 41, 5, 18, 5 and 3 yards. He carried 21 times for 208 yards.
Jon Vaughn, Michigan, became the first Wolverines running back to run for 200 yards in consecutive games, rushing 32 times for 288 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-15 victory over UCLA. Vaughn, who had 201 yards in last week’s season-opening loss to top-ranked Notre Dame, had touchdown runs of 1, 23 and 63 yards.
Ty Detmer, Brigham Young, completed 26 of 38 passes for 514 yards and three touchdowns as the fourth-ranked Cougars crushed San Diego State 62-34. It was Detmer’s 16th straight game of 300 or more passing yards, an NCAA Division I-A record. Detmer has thrown for 1,755 yards in four games, this season, all victories. SWEATING IT OUT
For the second straight week, top-ranked Notre Dame needed two fourth- quarter touchdowns to defeat a ranked team from Michigan. Rodney Culver’s 1-yard touchdown run with 34 seconds left gave the Irish a 20-19 victory at No. 24 Michigan State. Ricky Watters’ 2-yard scoring run with 13:13 left had brought the Irish within five.
Last week, Notre Dame trailed Michigan 24-14 entering the final period before rallying for a 28-24 win. Both comeback victories have been engineered by Rick Mirer, who had thrown just 30 passes before this season. SLUMPING
John Kasay’s 40-yard field goal with 1:31 remaining gave Georgia a 17-16 victory over Alabama, extending the Crimson Tide’s longest losing streak in 34 years to five games.
New coach Gene Stallings, who took over for Bill Curry, is 0-3. The Tide lost its regular-season finale to Auburn last year and then lost to Miami, Fla. in the Sugar Bowl. In 1956, Alabama lost its first five games, extending its all-time streak to 17 straight defeats. SOONER OR LATER
Oklahoma’s Steve Collins threw touchdown passes to Artie Guess less than a minute apart on the Sooners’ first two possessions, sparking a 52-10 victory over Tulsa. It was the first time Oklahoma’s first two possessions ended with TD passes since Dec. 2, 1972, against Oklahoma State. SLOW STARTS
Georgia Southern, the defending Division I-AA champion, dropped its third straight game, losing to Eastern Kentucky 42-34. Georgia Southern is 1-3, its worst start since 1982. SPECIAL TEAMS
Michigan State got a safety in its 20-19 loss to top-ranked Notre Dame when Spartans linebacker Todd Murray blocked Craig Hentrich’s second-quarter punt through the end zone. . . . Purdue twice blocked the punts of Rob Hufty in its 41-13 victory over Indiana State. . . . Lehigh’s Dennis Durkin kicked four field goals in the Engineers’ 33-14 victory over Dartmouth. STATS
Ohio University and Tennessee Tech combined for 1,017 yards of offense in the Bobcats’ 42-32 home victory. . . . Stanford has outscored its opponents 85-56 in three games, but is 1-2. The Cardinal defeated Oregon State 37-3 on Saturday after opening the season with last-minute losses to Colorado and UCLA. SCORING
Nebraska wideout Chris Garrett has seven career catches, six for touchdowns. The sixth came Saturday in the second quarter of the Cornhuskers’ 56-0 romp over Minnesota. . . . Indiana’s 58-7 home victory over Missouri broke the school record for points at Memorial Stadium. . . . Colgate’s 59-24 victory over Cornell was the most points scored by the Red Raiders since a 60-7 romp in 1983 - also over Cornell. STICKS
Mississippi defensive backs Chris Mitchell and Chauncey Godwin stopped Ron Dickerson at the 1-yard line on the final play of the game, preserving the Bulldogs’ 21-17 upset of No. 13 Arkansas. . . . Bowling Green linebacker Charles Dotson had 19 tackles in the Falcons’ 17-0 loss to Central Michigan. SCHEDULES
Temple defeated Wisconsin 24-18 at Madison in its first game against a Big Ten opponent in 38 years. SISTER KISSERS
Syracuse was tied at home for the second straight time when Pittsburgh’s Alex Van Pelt connected with Olanda Truitt on a fourth-down, 25-yard touchdown pass with 1:30 to play, then found Ronald Redmon for a two-point conversion, giving the No. 25 Panthers a 20-20 tie. Last week, Michigan State tied Syracuse 23-23 at the Carrier Dome on a last-second field goal by John Langeloh. SHUTOUTS
Appalachian State’s 48-0 loss to Clemson marked the first time in 77 games the Mountaineers were shut out. Furman beat Appalachian State 49-0 in 1983. SPEAKING
″We weren’t that sharp. They had guys running in the backfield, we missed blocks, we don’t pick up blitzes. We’re not that much better than Duke.″ - Virginia coach George Welsh after the 10th-ranked Cavaliers rolled up 543 yards and forced seven turnovers in a 59-0 thrashing of the Blue Devils.
″I had forgotten the biggest difference in I-A and I-AA - speed.″ - Jerry Moore, coach of Division I-AA powerhouse Appalachian State, after the Mountaineers lost to No. 17 Clemson 48-0.